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LOCATION Direction Photo #: ISS003-E-6061 Date: Sep. 2001
Geographic Region: CHILE
Feature: BRUGGEN GLACIER, EYRE FJORD


IMAGE
 
The Expedition 3 crew of the International Space Station caught a rare glimpse of the massive ice fields and glaciers of Patagonia early in the afternoon on September 25, 2001. This part of the South American coast sees frequent storms and is often obscured from view by cloud cover.

Bruggen Glacier in southern Chile is the largest western outflow from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and, unlike most glaciers worldwide, advanced significantly since 1945. From 1945 to 1976, Bruggen surged 5 km across the Eyre Fjord, reaching the western shore by 1962 and cutting off Lake Greve from the sea. The glacier continued advancing both northward and southward in the fjord to near its present position before stabilizing. The growth covers a distance of more than 10 km north to south, adding nearly 60 square km of ice.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 66k
Mission: ISS003  
Roll - Frame: E - 6061
Geographical Name: CHILE  
Features: BRUGGEN GLACIER, EYRE FJORD  
Center Lat x Lon: 49S x 74W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera:: E2
 
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 180  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 278  
 
Date: 20010925   YYYYMMDD
Time: 171931   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 50.5S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 69.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 343   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 214   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, GLACIER  
Water Views: ICE, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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